By Keith Bodner
"An Ark at the Nile: the start of the e-book of Exodus is a close-reading of Exodus 1-2 that analyzes the tale as a fairly self-contained unit, yet suggesting that significant plot routine within the booklet of Exodus are foreshadowed and expected the following. utilising a few insights from literary thought, Keith Bodner deals a demonstration of extra integration of bible study with cross-disciplinary narrative interpretation." Read more...
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32 Under quite different circumstances, Moses also enters Pharaoh’s house, although his ﬁrstborn son Gershom is born and named far away from the royal court, in the land of Midian. Meanwhile, as Joseph forecasts in Gen 41:29–30, the seven bountiful years end and the period of famine begins. This dismal situation happens to be the catalyst for Joseph’s own family to join the rest of the nations in trudging to Egypt in order to buy grain. From the brothers’ perspective, the journey to Egypt is more than simply an opportunity to purchase food, for they also have some deﬁning theological experiences along the way.
Davies and David J. A. Clines (JSOTSup 257; Shefﬁeld: Shefﬁeld Academic Press, 1998) 170–1. 30 Jon D. Levenson, “The Conversion of Abraham to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,” pp. 3–40 in The Idea of Biblical Interpretation: Essays in Honor of James L. Kugel, edited by Hindy Najman and Judith H. Newman (JSJSup 83; Leiden: Brill, 2004) 6, cited in Moberly, The Theology of the Book of Genesis, 210. 32 Under quite different circumstances, Moses also enters Pharaoh’s house, although his ﬁrstborn son Gershom is born and named far away from the royal court, in the land of Midian.
In Exodus, the conduct of the Egyptians elicits them. ” 11 F. V. Greifenhagen, Egypt on the Pentateuch’s Ideological Map: Constructing Biblical Israel’s Identity (JSOTSup 361; Shefﬁeld: Shefﬁeld Academic Press, 2002) 31. 10 Images of Egypt in Genesis 23 OTHER REFRACTIONS There are several other texts where Egypt is mentioned or alluded to in the Abraham narrative, and in this section three are discussed: the perception of Lot in Gen 13:10; God’s words to Abraham about his descendants in Gen 15:13–14; and several scenes that involve the character of Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian maidservant.
An ark on the Nile : beginning of the Book of Exodus by Keith Bodner